KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour was a light clear amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) frothy white head that had really nice retention which produced some excellent sticky lacing.
The aroma was moderately heavy of a floral hop, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).
The taste was lightly bitter with a hint of caramel early on, then a nice hoppy bitterness took hold with a nice fruity citrus taste at the end. The flavor lasted only a short time in which the taste of grapefruit and hops took hold of the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall a very nice hoppy brew that goes down nice and easy, leaving one with the nice taste of citrus at the end.
sudsmeister (65) - Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have become a fan of Full Sail. Especially since my local store sells their six packs for $4.99!
This particular IPA is heavier on the malt than most and not as heavy on the hops. I like it! The label emphasizes the "tastiness". I tend to agree. This is a very tasty beer.
snoworsummer (2340) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Tastes malty, nutty, like grapefruit, light sweet orange. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like light citrus,right nutyness, light hops.
jcnielsen (2232) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Grainy, bitter crackers, hoppy, earthy aromas. Bitter, hoppy, slight grassy flavors. May be a touch old.
Bork (322) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasantly mild-flavored brew with a nice piney hoppiness. Distinct but restrained bitterness that ends dry and a little tart. Quite refreshing.
Listigovers (345) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight citrus aroma. Pale clear amber, white lacing head. Medium to light bodied, bitter in the aftertaste, slight acidity and maltiness at the start. Not my favorite, but okay.
slowrunner77 (6035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"this is an ok beer, under average for an ipa. the aroma and flavor aren’t BIG enough, and it doesn’t bring anything new to the table, or anything great. i’m able to easily skip this one in the beer isle."
rproff78 (104) - - OCT 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One if my favorites ! Love full sail and all of their beers! Delicious!!!!!!! Good
NoDirection (20) - - SEP 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An OK IPA that is hoppy and a light taste but definitely not the best taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bnwokedi89 (45) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full Sail doesn’t lie when it says it is "ridiculously tasty!" Although it doesn’t have a strong Aroma, it’s flavor packs a pleasant hop-filled taste. And unlike traditional other IPAs, Full Sail doesn’t have that typical bitter bite/finish. Full Sail is a great beer that is well worth the try and a much welcomed addition to my IPA collection!
Darkmagus82 (1786) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-5-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger white head. Tons of tiny carbonation bubbles are seen streaming up through the brew. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave a good level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big of a citrus hop of lemon and grapefruit with a strong cracker smell. Along with these smells are some sweeter aromas of an orange nature and some other hop aromas of an herbal and spicy pepper nature. Overall the aroma is quite inviting.
Taste – The taste begins with a light caramel sweetness and a bit of a cracker taste. Upfront there is also some hop of a grassy and grapefruit nature. As the taste moves on, it dries out with the caramel leaving the taste profile. The grapefruit grows more intense more toward the end with an increase in the grassy flavors and a new presence of a bit of herb. In the end, a dry, bitter, and slightly unbalanced hop flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side as well. The thinner body is quite nice for the drier and crisp tastes of the brew, but a higher carbonation level would have been slightly more appropriate.
Overall – Not really anything too special here. A little too unbalanced in its bitter and dry flavors for me.